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婚禮攝影師角度看伯大尼教堂 Wedding tips at Bethanie Church from a wedding photographer’s point of view

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Jingle 及 Mocca的wedding,在伯大尼教堂 (Bethanie) 舉行,很喜歡花仔的造型,非常搶鏡,cocktail party則在伯大尼二樓舉行,空間開揚,backdrop設計非常漂亮,讓人印象難忘。

伯大尼教堂是香港 wedding 的熱門地點,最主要原因,是非教徒如想在教堂行禮,在香港除了西貢景輝堂鯉魚門渡假村愉景灣的教堂外,選擇其實並不多,Bethanie 能成為熱門,自有其原因。拍攝在伯大尼教堂舉行的 wedding 很多很多次了,或許可以和大家分享一下,先說說伯大尼教堂的優點。

首先伯大尼教堂是歷史一級古蹟,於1875年建成,現時由演藝學院管理,小教堂weekend會有彌撒,其他時段可以租出作為婚禮之用。教堂的建築、窗戶都採用新哥德式的風格,在香港絕無僅有,踏入教堂,自然會感受到那種歷史氛圍,如果本身沒有宗教信仰,但渴望在教堂行禮的新人來說,這地點非常理想。

第二點是伯大尼教堂的周邊環境,保養管理得很好,教堂位處小山丘上,環境寧靜,舉行 wedding 是最好不過,如果婚禮當天有時間,教堂外的環境絕對是拍照的好地方,出席婚禮的好友們,觀禮後在教堂外走走,有樹木有陽光有微風,想起剛剛婚禮的點滴,和好久不見的友人聚首閒聊,那是很讓人放鬆的一個環境。

但凡事總是有好有壞,如果打算在伯大尼教堂舉行婚禮,有幾點要注意。首先伯大尼教堂因為是歷史一級古蹟,一磚一瓦都受保護,場地的布置有很多限制,如果你已經計劃了自己 wedding 的 deco 等安排,那緊記問清楚是否真的能夠實行,當然沒有人希望破壞古蹟,這點大家都應尊重及理解。其次,教堂車位不多,對車輛大小亦有限制,這裡還會有學生上堂,員工也不是主打做婚禮的,所以不要期望,教堂的員工很helpful,很多酒店/婚宴場地的貼身服務,這裡都沒有。

另一點要注意的,不要想像它和香港很多的大教堂一樣,這教堂其實很小,証婚台前的空間很窄,觀禮人數亦有限,相片可能看不出來,因為有經驗的攝影師大都知道要怎樣處理了,但如果你只憑網上相片決定場地,那我還是建議你去現場去看看,感受一下那裡的空間大小,再決定也不遲。

另外呢,想租用教堂,須在big day前一年凌晨打電話預約,而可供租用的時段,每節只有兩小時,兩小時很快就過,而由於是熱門地點,通常新人剛完成婚禮,就差不多要撤退,以供下對新人使用,如新人很希望在嘉賓離開後,獨自在教堂內拍照,那一個字就是要快,要不工作人員就會進來催促,就有點大煞風景了。

總括來說,在伯大尼教堂舉行婚禮,環境很好,但亦有很多方面要注意,book場前先了解清楚就好。

地點 : 伯大尼教堂 Bethanie Church , 香港薄扶林道139號

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It’s Jingle and Mocca’s wedding at Béthanie Chapel – the cocktail party on the 2nd floor, the nicely designed backdrop, and even the styling of the little ring bearer work together to make the wedding a very unique one.

The Béthanie Chapel is one of the most popular wedding venues in Hong Kong. For non Christian or Catholic couples dreaming to walk down a Chapel’s aisle in their wedding, Béthanie Chapel remains to be the very limited options they can have, apart from the Hong Kong Adventist College in Sai Kung, the Assembly Hall of Lei Yue Mun Park and the White Chapel at Discovery Bay. I have done wedding shooting in Béthanie Chapel for quite some times and there are few useful tips that I can share with you.

The Béthanie is a Hong Kong declared monument. It was built in 1875 and is now under the management of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Church services will be held in the Chapel on Sundays and other holy days. On the other days, it is available for wedding ceremonies. The Béthanie was built in the Neo-gothic style, which is very unique in Hong Kong. Stepping into this little beautiful chapel is like stepping into history.

The outdoor space around the Béthanie Chapel is being very well maintained. The chapel locates on a small hill and is therefore very quiet. This outdoor space is an ideal place for the wedding couples to mingle with their guests. If time allows, it can also be a very nice shooting spot!

There are few things to note for a Béthanie wedding too. As the chapel is a declared monument, everything in the chapel is very well protected. There will be a lot of restriction on decorating the chapel. If you have any special decoration plan in mind, do remember to check with the management office to make sure the plan is feasible. The parking space is also very limited there and they even have restriction on the car size. As the main function of the Béthanie Chapel is not for holding wedding ceremony, please do not expect there will be very helpful staff who can offer you professional advice on the wedding arrangement.

Another important point to note – the size of Béthanie Chapel cannot be compared with many of the other churches in Hong Kong. It is actually a very tiny chapel that can only cater a small guest number. It is strongly recommended to arrange a site visit if you are really interested to have your wedding ceremony there. Do not trust the photos online. The magic lens of photographers can always give illusion in space!

How to make the venue application can be a challenge too. The application can only be done one year before the big day through telephone. Each rental session lasts for two hours only. This two hours time is almost impossible to allow the wedding couples to take photos with their guests inside the chapel after the ceremony.

Given all the pros and cons, I still think the Béthanie Chapel is a nice wedding venue. Just remember to look into the rules and regulations before making the reservation. It should then be all fine.

Angel and Gary Wedding Day HK

每次執相,總會一整天坐在電腦面前,很多時候,我總會獨個兒呆呆的看着一張相片出神,臉露微笑或若有所思,如果這時有什麼人看見,一定會以為我有病。

每張照片,其實都是攝影師的心血,但能讓我一邊執相一邊臉露微笑的,往往是相片裡那一刻那一個moment留下來的情感,可能是新朗拖着新娘時的笑容,可能是新娘爸爸的眼淚,這些抽象的情感,捉不緊摸不着,卻總是觸動我,快門一開一合,賦予相片最真實的靈魂。

很感激有這麼多人的信任,讓我和每一對新人一起經歷一個又一個的婚禮,每一次我總是用盡所有的力量,只希望很多年後,你們看見這些相片,能喚起你記憶裡,當天的一些細節,一些情感,那就太好了。

Location: 香港喜來登酒店 Sheraton Hong Kong, Amour HK

Sonia and YY Wedding Day HK

很喜歡在草地上舉行的婚禮,風穿過草地和樹葉,發出沙沙的聲響,新娘和父親慢慢走來,大家屏息靜氣,臉上都掛著微笑,很美。
總是難忘婚禮當日的笑容,於是忍不住要拍下這些歡欣快樂。
往後的日子,要時時刻刻記下,這天的笑聲和眼淚。
那怕未來高低起伏,要讓陽光溫暖內心,讓這天的快樂留在心裡。
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Phoebe and Goz Wedding Day HK

還記得那天,當我收到 Goz 給我的 wedding rundown 時,我就在電腦前叫了起來。

我的眼睛停在 rundown 上,有關晚宴之後,「嘉賓們坐開篷巴士(open top bus) 到中環 wedding party 場地 (disco, 環境黑暗)」一欄,我知道,這將會是一個難忘的婚禮。

早上到達 Intercontinental Hotel ,沒有大多數香港婚禮都有的玩新郎接新娘環節,新娘也一早換了婚紗,沒有很多姊妹,只有很多小孩和親友,逗留一陣,就直接乘的士到彌敦道的 St Andrew’s Church 匯合新郎了。

婚禮的主題是波點,就連神父也繫着波點圖案的bow,嘉賓們也是一身的波點裝,整個教堂布置得五彩繽紛,新娘 march in 時大家都唱着歌,還一邊打拍子,氣氛好極了。

晚宴在尖沙咀附近一間舊式酒樓,婚禮完成已是黃昏,新人和一眾嘉賓慢慢步行到晚宴場地。Goz 是新加坡人,創意十足,表情多多,晚宴時更扮鬼扮馬,親朋好友逐一上台說說感想,唱唱歌,這樣的婚禮,不拘泥於形式,卻總能感動你,讓你由心感到快樂。

然後就坐開篷巴士去 party 場地了,現場和 disco 一樣,就只有台上一些光,台下舞池漆黑一片。從接到 rundown 開始,我就決定,這個wedding disco party 的相片,一定要拍出氣氛,要讓人感到現場朋友狂歡歌唱慶祝的快樂,這個晚上,閃光燈是我最好的朋友。

拍攝 wedding day 和 engagement photos 的最大分別,就是 big day 當日總是有很多的情緒,快樂感動興奮緊張不捨。這個婚禮,有很多難忘時刻,例如教堂的布置、晚宴上很多感人的致辭、在開篷巴士上,風大得我和助手們都要彎起腰蹲在地上、還有那漆黑的舞池。

謝謝你們的信賴。

Ashley and Kevin Wedding Day HK

拍攝wedding day,常常有客人問,要如何讓photographer拍得好照片?婚禮前夕,當然有很多預備工作要做,場地如何布置,流程如何,時間夠不夠,兄弟姊妹如何分工,這些都該事先打點。婚禮當天,其實該一切準備就緒了。

那如何讓我們拍得好照片?我的答案是,婚禮當日,做回你自己。婚禮的繁瑣禮節,有時會讓人厭煩,但就在婚禮這一天,一生人一次的大事,請放開懷抱,盡情投入,讓自己被快樂浸透,要哭要笑要擁抱要感謝,都可以,其他的,好姊妹好兄弟會替你分擔安排。

照片嘛,交給我們。你呢,享受記下,每一個時刻,就可以了。

Irene and Howard Wedding Day HK

我記得,當天出現在草地上的雪糕車,
那些美麗的小盆栽,上面掛着細細的字牌,寫着”Take me home”,
兄弟姊妹們跳着舞出來,漂亮的新娘和英俊的新郎在草地上相遇,
當乾杯過後,新娘訴說着往事,姊妹聽着,一邊哭一邊笑,
還有台下兩位朋友,拿着大大張的歌詞卡紙,草地上傳來兄弟們祝福的歌聲,“願我會揸火箭,帶你到天空去。。。“
這婚禮像一首歌,一首love song,伴着微風,讓人溫暖,讓人笑,讓人高興,高興得流下眼淚。

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Emily and Dennis Wedding Day HK

轉眼就到了2014,2013年的秋冬,有很多很多難忘的wedding, 在繁忙的日子,偶爾還可以在facebook post一些個人很喜歡的相片,但更新網頁upload相片就很難抽時間了,未來的日子會盡快多upload一些相片的。

Emily 和 Dennis 的婚禮,最難忘的是玩新郎環節,為兄弟預備的卡通服裝,兄弟們轉眼就已穿在身上,效果非常有趣,新人亦表情多多,不停為大家製造歡樂,至少讓我和團隊們那天都是興高采烈的。

Ida and Jerry Wedding Day HK

常常提醒自己,如果對生活的一切沒有感覺,那相片也就沒有靈魂。要感動別人,自己總是先要被打動。打動你的,可能是新郎有感而發的一兩句說話;可能是姊妹們躲在一旁,想了又想,然後靜靜地在給新人的賀卡上寫上祝福;可能是兄弟們拼了命似的,不顧儀態地做瑜珈動作;可能是看似嚴肅的父親突然說不出話來,你卻看見他的眼淚在流;也可能是當你抵達主人家家中,新郎拿出幾個漂亮的手製毛毛花花襟章交在你手中:「自己做的,俾你同你班crew的。」

總是心懷感激,讓我通通遇上這些感動人心的小片段,好讓我繼續樂此不疲,去記下這些有歡笑有眼淚的美妙時刻,謝謝。

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